Well! Except the classic Greek dishes like Moussaka (a Greek style lasagna that features layered eggplant, minced meat, fixing and spices topped with bechamel sauce), you can try other Greek specialties like white fried eggplants, traditional Greek salad, fava, etc.! Let’s see some things more specific (and finally you’ll go to the tavern or restaurant and you’ll eat everything, for sure!).



What is your opinion about dips? Do you like them? If you do or do not, you can try some classic traditional Greek dips which are delicious and everyone orders.

First of all, Tzatziki! Surely you have heard about tzatziki before! Tzatziki recipe is yogurt, cucumber and garlic mix and you can eat it with bread sticks, with every food which you want to try it and of course with souvlaki!

Taramosalata: Made from smoked fish roe and mixed with olive oil and lemon juice.

Dolmades: dolmades are seasoned rice often mixed with meat or vegetables and wrapped entirely in a grape or vine leaf.

Keftedes: Keftedes are fritters commonly mixed with cherry tomatoes (tomatokeftedes) or grated zucchini (kolokithokeftedes).

When you order dips, you can start eating or you can wait your main menu to accompany your food. It’s up to you what you want to do with dips! We suggest you eating tzatziki with meat or taramosalata with octopus! Of course, it’s up to you!

Let’s see about the original traditional food of Santorini. Fava!

Fava is the most famous dish (main meal or side dish) in Santorini and while its name might suggest fava beans. It is actually a yellow split pea puree. This creamy dish is usually served with olive oil and lemon but you can try it also with chopped onions or capers.



Capers are from an unopened edible flower buds which are picked and then sun-dried until they harden and turn slightly yellow. You can find everywhere but Santorini’s Capers are more salty and tasty!


White eggplant

Something special from the volcanic ground is the white eggplant. It is unique variety that has fewer seeds than its purple counterpart, plus it has a sweet taste. As you already read on the begging of this article, you can try fried white eggplant or white eggplant puree.


Tomato paste

The Santorini tomato has been submitted to the EU for PDO certification. It is noted for its high sugar content and flavor, which is believed to come from the combination of minerals in Santorini’s special volcanic soil and that it grows with very little water. Note: Before the earthquake of 1956, there were 13 tomato paste factories operating on the island. Santorini’s tomato paste is still produced and restaurants mix it up with olive oil, salt, capers, basil and oregano and serve it with a basket of bread.



Tarama spread is made from fish roe (tarama) that is combined with milk soaked and squeeze dried lemon, and grated onion. It is then emulsified with olive oil until it has a nice whipped texture. It is served with bread, but you can try it with your main dish. Also, Taramas, often served with drinks before dinner. If you want an advice, try it certainly!



Do you like eating cheese? Then, you should try the local cheese, Chlorotyri, which is a white cheese made from goat’s milk. You can use it as a spread on bread or mix it in a Santorini’s salad.



Salted pork loin and placed in vinegar before being air-dried mixture of pepper and cinnamon which are rubbed on the meat, apochti is the traditional food of Santorini! After the meat hardens, it is ready to be used in a variety of recipes which are sooo delicious!



Finally, you should taste the Santorini’s traditional sweet which is Melitinia and you can find it around on Easter time. Melitinia is a delicious sweet cheese pie made with fresh mizithra cheese, sugar and mastiff powder. You can find Melitinia at the traditional bakeries on the island.